"I just don't think it's a great idea," actor says in new interview.
The funnyman was doing an interview with The Daily Beast about his new film, "The Last Flag Flying," when the topic of the long-running sitcom came up in conversation.
"Are you going to ask me about a reunion?" asked Carell, who played the show's main character, Michael Scott, from 2005 to 2013.
"I just don't think it's a great idea," he explained. "People who love the show love it because of what it was. And if you try to bring it back, it won't be that. I won't be exactly the same."
"People want it to be exactly the same, and it won't be," he continued. "And ultimately I think fans would be disappointed because it isn’t exactly what they remember it being. So, I don’t know, I don’t think it’s a great idea."
Sequel series' are hotter than ever with "Will & Grace" back on NBC and "Fuller House" on Netflix, but there's another complication for an "Office" reunion: Carell's character would likely be a Trump supporter, which might no longer be funny to an audience living in Trump's America.
Long before the public seriously considered Trump as a candidate for President of the United States, he was just a reality star and businessman, who Carell's beloved character tried to emulate in just about every way.
The connection between Dunder Mifflin's regional manager and the 45th POTUS first began during the credits sequence of a Season 1 episode, in which Carell's character told the camera: "I think the main difference between me and Donald Trump is that I get no pleasure out of saying the words, 'You're fired.' He just makes people sad, and an office can't function that way. No way. 'You're fired.' I think if I had a catchphrase, it would be, 'You're hired, and you can work here as long as you want.' But that's unrealistic."
Die-hard fans of "The Office" know that Trump's book, "Think Like a Billionaire," sat on Michael Scott's bookshelf in his office for years.
"Michael Scott read Trump's book about being a businessman," Carell said. "It was a how-to book about how to be a titan of business. So that completely fits the narrative."
When asked if Scott would have voted for Trump, Carell said, "I don't even want to get into that. I think Michael Scott is someone who just wanted to get ahead the best he could. And learn from what he perceived to be a master of business.”